Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Sweet and Fancy Acoustic Blues Chords - Steely Dan style blues”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from master instructor Jimmy Dillon. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Jimmy Dillon teaches an acoustic blues in the style of Steely Dan.

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Jimmy Dillon teaches the song The Pretzel Logic Shuffle by Steely Dan which is based in the 12 bar chord progression. In this acoustic arrangement Dillon uses some exotic chord voicing’s to spice things up a bit and incorporates some licks based out of the pentatonic scale. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

The 12 Bar Blues Progression is one of the most common chord progressions in popular music. It is most commonly based on the 1-4-5 or 1-4-5-b6 (flat 6) chord progressions. The last two measures is usually a turnaround. The Turnaround is used in many styles of music. The Blues Turnaround or V, IV, I (5-4-1) Turnaround came from the Ragtime Blues era. The cadence of the Blues Turnaround is backwards from traditional western music. The job of the Blues Turnaround is to show the listener where the chord progression ends and starts over, it does this by ending on the V (five) of the chord progression making it want to resolve back to the I (one).

A Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave and is very common and found all over the world.

The Turnaround is used in many styles of music. The Blues Turnaround or V, IV, I (5-4-1) Turnaround came from the Ragtime Blues era. The cadence of the Blues Turnaround is backwards from traditional western music. The job of the Blues Turnaround is to show the listener where the chord progression ends and starts over, it does this by ending on the V (five) of the chord progression making it want to resolve back to the I (one).

Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band formed in Annandale-On-Hudson New York in 1972. Over the course of their career they have released 9 studio albums.

Jimmy Dillon
Hailing from the state of Michigan Jimmy Dillon is an award winning songwriter, recording and performing artist, and the director of Blue Star music camp. He has shared the stage with the likes of Carlos Santana, Sting, B.B. King, and many more. He is a multi style guitar teacher and has five albums under his belt.

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